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January 24, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(4):299-300. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660300057023

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Pneumonia Among the Black Races  The extreme gravity and the marked contagiousness of pneumonia among the black races are well known. These facts have been especially noted in the military instruction camps. Among all groups of the black races that have left their native country for the first time and come in contact with other races more or less immunized, pneumonia spreads with rapidity and increases to an extreme virulence, causing frightful epidemics. Dr. Kadaner has recently called the attention of the Société belge de médecine tropicale to the fact that every camp containing several hundred members of the black races should have a preparatory detention camp in case new nonimmunized workers are received from time to time, in order that they may not come in contact at once with those of their race who have been some time in camp. Contact should be brought about slowly and under proper

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